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Kirkland & Ellis LLP ‘excels in the litigation space’ and is ‘the team to hire if you want tenacity and strength’, known as ‘aggressive, sharp and effective litigators, who can uncover every angle of an argument, even under difficult circumstances.’ - Legal 500 US, 2018
Renowned for our experience in complex litigation and arbitration, our clients rely on us to anticipate their needs and outperform their expectations. We believe that the best litigation results — whether achieved in court or across the bargaining table — occur when the lawyers are fully prepared to try the case through verdict. Our focus on trial-readiness drives successful and more cost-efficient results for clients, as critical issues are identified early and then used to maximum advantage in the litigation and negotiation processes.

Our team comprises over 700 attorneys throughout our offices worldwide. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also represent clients in connection with proceedings involving government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and all fifty state Offices of Attorneys General.

We have tried cases successfully to verdict or judgment in virtually every business segment and substantive area, including accountant liability, antitrust & competition, class action, mass tort & toxic tort, construction, consumer fraud, ERISA / benefits, franchise & distribution, insurance coverage, international arbitration, product liability, and securities & shareholder litigation.

Honored in every Litigation Department of the Year contest since 2002

The American Lawyer

For the 9th time, Kirkland was selected as one of the “Fearsome Foursome”

The four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel. — BTI Litigation Outlook, 2020

Named #1 in the Global Litigation Top 50

The Lawyer, 2019